Illinois Fall Pest Forecast

  With the start of autumn coming around, more pests are seeking shelter in our homes. The amount of pest populations coincide with local weather patterns of the spring and summer seasons. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) recently released its “Bug Barometer Forecast”, indicating what Americans in each part of the country can expect [&hellip…

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History of Pest Control

Human beginnings with pests Pest control has changed over time. The first humans were hunter-gathers, so the pests humans dealt with in the beginning included fleas, bed bugs, and mosquitoes. As soon as humans developed a more agricultural society, tactics had to be evolved to protect the early crops from being destroyed. The success and [&hellip…

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Helpful Home Remedies to Keep Pests Away

No one wants bugs trapped in their house, but maybe you’re not comfortable with using harmful pesticide sprays, either. If you want to protect yourself and your family from bug invaders, there are a few home remedies you can try. Some have been proven to be quite effective, and if you use more than one, [&hellip…

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A Short Story about Crickets

Crickets have a long history with the people of Asia, especially in China. It has long been believed that crickets represent intelligence and good luck. In fact, killing a cricket, especially when it’s inside your home, was said to bring misfortune. Even today, people enjoy caging crickets and keeping them as pets so they can [&hellip…

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